Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The days are shorter, the nights are longer.  The autumnal sun dances through the colored leaves – it’s as though God had this in mind all summer long. It is right, and quite natural, for us to feel a certain thankfulness for all the blessings that come our way – especially at this time of year. Thanksgiving is one of the...
'Twas The Beginning of Advent  By Todd Jenkins 'Twas the beginning of Advent and all through the Church Our hope was all dying-- we'd given up on the search. It wasn't so much that Christ wasn't invited, But after 2,000 plus years we were no longer excited. Oh, we knew what was coming-- no doubt about that. And that was the trouble-- it was all...

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